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new recruits to the food police: kids

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Blog Posts | 42 comments

This weekend, M was enjoying a Rice Krispies treat at a social gathering when a tween boy came over and loudly said, “You know those have marshmallows, and that’s made of cow hair and hooves and bones (I tried cutting him off here but he continued) so what you are doing is stuffing your face with dead cow skin.” Luckily, between the crunchy chewing and me trying to interrupt him, M didn’t hear what he was saying. I finally got loud enough and said, “We don’t...

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instincts and feeding in adopting and fostering families…

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Blog Posts | 4 comments

In honor of national adoption month, I thought I would write a post or two on the topic. It’s also timely as I am making a push to get my book on feeding considerations with adoption into shape… As I work with more adopting families, I keep hearing parents talk about that “gut” feeling or “instinct,” almost always in the context of regret that they did not listen to or trust themselves sooner. I am mulling over this idea of instincts and trust, and permission...

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the cost of outdoor fun

Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 in Blog Posts | 11 comments

A few weeks ago we had a blast canoeing at Taylor Falls area. It was a leisurely three hour paddle, with stops to play tag and even get in the water! (M only. I have little tolerance for cold anymore.) I write about this because the cost of a canoe rental was $43. We are a family of 3. If you have 2 or more kids, this afternoon outing in the great outdoors would have cost $90+.  Just sayin’. Many of us who can afford these luxuries forget that others cannot. So, when I read a book...

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30 days on minimum wage, logistics of food 2

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in Blog Posts | 4 comments

Here is a link to Morgan Spurlock’s 30 days on minimum wage. It relates to the last post. I mentioned in a comment that I wanted to see a reality show where the kardashians live on minimum wage and food assistance, no perks, no cars etc. I don’t have time to watch the whole series in clips, but I remember them getting very tired of eating rice and beans, and she was a vegan chef… The rest of it is on Youtube…

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